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Colorado Floods: Can Cloud Backup Save Business Data?

Amid the Colorado floods of 2013, cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) services are the norm for many local MSPs (managed services providers). But how much data is really protected across Colorado businesses?

How to Survive a Hosted Exchange Cloud Outage (Really)

Let’s assume your hosted Exchange provider is going to suffer an outage next week. The cloud service is going to go completely dark. Network Depot’s Rich Forsen knows how to keep your customer’s email flowing even amid the that outage. Here’s how.

Carbonite Channel Chief David Hauser

Today’s Webcast: 5 Disaster Recovery Plan Requirements

So you need to build a disaster recovery plan for your customer. Where should you start? Learn from Carbonite (CARB) Channel Chief David Hauser, who will share his Five Requirements for a Disaster Recovery Plan during today’s Channel Expert Hour webcast (2pm ET/11am PT).

Intermedia Cloud Outage: Hosted Exchange Service Restored

Intermedia suffered a cloud services outage today. The hosted Exchange provider has apologized to partners and customers for the issue. A spokesperson for the company, which ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Services Providers, says all service has been restored and no data was lost.

VMware, Microsoft Clouds Need Red Hat Linux

Microsoft and VMware have impressive cloud computing strategies. But neither company truly supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux in their respective IaaS clouds: Windows Azure and vCloud Hybrid Service. That’s a mistake.

Intermedia President Michael Gold has diversified the partnercentric company beyond hosted Exchange

Intermedia’s Big Hosted PBX, Cloud VoIP Play: Coming Soon?

Intermedia, a Top 100 Cloud Services Provider and hosted Exchange expert, will likely push into the hosted PBX and cloud VoIP market once its AccessLine acquisition closes. Here’s why MSPs and channel partners should pay attention.

CSPs: Who Will Be Your Closest Cloud Partner In 2015?

Cloud services brokerages, aggregators and providers work with a range of partners — Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, Rackspace, Amazon and more. But who will be the IT channel’s top cloud partner by 2015?

Tech Data TDCloud Leader Bharath Natarajan

Live Blog Tech Data TDCloud Summit: VARs in the Cloud

At Tech Data TDCloud Summit, the distributor inked a cloud partnership with Carbonite, a Top 100 CSP. This live blog also features cloud updates from Microsoft, IBM SmartCloud, and VMware.

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